Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Short Film: Pride of Strathmoor

"The Pride of Strathmoor" Directed and Written by Einar Baldvin

"Pride of Strathmoor" is a gothic horror film inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft and the movie Raging Bull.  The film is the interior monologue of a bitterly racist Southern preacher who is haunted by visions of a boxing match between a white champion and a black fighter that the preacher desperately wants to believe has no chance of winning.

The film was Einar Baldvin’s masters thesis project in the animation program at USC thesis project and went on to win the "Jury Prize for Best Animated Short" at Slamdance 2015.  It took Einar Baldvin about two years to hand-draw thousands of pages, stain those pages to make them look like old journals and then edit the result into the nine-minute short.
"Extracts from the journal of Pastor John Deitman, Strathmoor, Georgia. June & July, 1927"

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